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10-30-2010, 01:18 PM
Hello all,

I am planning to be entering the world of running (okay, jogging, but still :)), and I was wondering if anyone had any favorite brands/styles...I've heard that there are different styles for cushioning, motion control, trail running, etc. and I was just wondering where some of the larger-sized runners out there started their hunt for good shoes, and what type of shoes they had success with? Thanks for any input-

10-30-2010, 01:29 PM
The sticky on shoe advice should help:

The overall consensus is that everyone is different and your best bet is to get fitted at a running store. My current shoe is the Nike Free which I love but I tend to do good in Nikes and Brooks.

10-30-2010, 02:01 PM
Just bought a pair of Saucony Pro 3 from a running store. Best investment EVER!!!! No more pain in my achilles tendon...woo hoo!

It's true that you NEED to be fitted at a real running store (no footlocker or such). They will direct you to the sneakers that will correct your particular "gait".

Thighs Be Gone
10-30-2010, 02:02 PM
New Balance is overall my favorite and I am badly IN NEED of a new pair. I went last week and the one I picked out is all sold out in my size! Boohoo!

10-30-2010, 02:09 PM
Thanks for pointing me to the sticky...I gotta remember to check first instead of just posting a new thread when it pops in my head :)

10-30-2010, 02:10 PM
Everyone is different, but I love my Asics Gel Kayano. They were a little pricey @ 130$, but have been well worth it.

10-30-2010, 04:20 PM
I also love New Balance and Reebok runners. I am wearing a pair of reebox runners and wouldn't go back to anything other than New Balance.

10-30-2010, 04:42 PM
Running shoes are very much a personal preference. I do not like Asics or New Balance at all. Nike, Adidas, and Mizuno are okay but not great. My feet really love Saucony and Brooks. I currently wear Brooks Ghost.

Go to a running store; they will do a complete analysis and make several recommendations. Be prepared to spend a good bit of money for a quality shoe. Make sure to ask about the store's return/exchange policy because what feels perfect in the store could be horrible after a 3 mile run. The store I go to allows exchanges up to 30 days from purchase no matter how many miles you've put on the shoe.

ashley nicole
10-31-2010, 01:05 AM
When I started doing C25K, I didn't (and frankly, still don't!) have enough money to go drop even $50+ dollars on a pair of shoes. Period. I saw these at Wal-Mart and decided to try them (though I didn't know until I looked them up just now that they were "toning". They don't seem like toning shoes to me). They're actually FANTASTIC. Especially for $25.00. Just my thrifty two cents.


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11-02-2010, 06:47 PM
Have to come back to say my feet are hurting after 10 days in my Sauconys. Back to the store. :(

11-05-2010, 04:49 AM
Brooks GTS10 Different brands fit different heel cup, toe box, the last check with your local running store or check out runnersworld.com forums lots of info out there.

11-05-2010, 04:50 AM
A last is a form in the approximate shape of a human foot, used in shoemaking to produce the fit of a shoe.